Thursday, October 08, 2015

Youth Scholarship - TR21

Some photo's from last nights Youth Scholarship training.
Hiking in the Manx hills on a fine October evening.
We're very pleased with how the team of 10 are progressing, some immense enthusiasm, we're very proud of their efforts so far.

Flights are now booked and Vancouver Island is the destination for the expedition next July. 
Video from last years Youth Scholarship expedition to Vancouver Island:
The team are training weekly with the team from Adventurous Experiences.
As our main community project the Youth Scholarship program is delivered by Adventurous Experiences in conjunction with Conister Bank. 

Well done to the team so far!
Finally John caught the fantastic display of the Northern Lights seen over the island last night, looking north from Fleshwick bay.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Close encounters

Some photo's from a busy and fun weekend in, out and on the water....
Saturday morning started with a 10th Birthday party Gorge Scramble ran by Sam and John
A great fun morning with a lively bunch of young adventurers...
Meanwhile George and Tim were on the west coast sea kayaking, glad we were able to fit you guys in :)
Then it was off to the pool!
We're now back in the Western Swimming Pool running our Learn to Kayak and Junior Adventure club sessions. The current courses are all fully subscribed with just a few places left for juniors and adults starting Mid November. Contact us for more information
Sundays sea kayaking from Peel was very special....
As we were kitting up and unloading boats from the trailer, a rush of excitement began as around 50 Bottlenose dolphins suddenly appeared from the south heading northwards passing just a few metres from the rocks at the entrance to Fenella beach....
Heading north on the paddle we were amazed to see the dolphins feeding around Peel bay and they stayed with us for some time...
Photographing these mammals is always a challenge as to where to point the camera...
One breached just 4 or 5 metres from us....
A very memorable morning and an impressive display...
This afternoon we enjoyed a relaxed family paddle ...
Lots of first time experiences for folk in this group, great to meet you all.
Thanks Jan for the amazing flapjack as usual :)
Looking forward to another busy one next weekend!

Friday, October 02, 2015

October sunshine

September has been delightfully warm and sunny, the sunniest on the island since 1991...
Lots of people out enjoying the stunning weather with us this week.
and some close seal encounters.
A few more sunset evening paddles as we head into October - absolutely stunning!
Finally a group shot from the Youth Scholarship group who were out training with us on Wednesday evening:
Catch you on the water soon :)
Our Learn to Kayak courses kick off this weekend, both in the pool and the sea. Contact us for more information,